The following occurred over the phone when a client had a minor issue with the site I built for him.
Client: Hi, the margin between the logo and the content is wrong. Can you simply change it while I’m on the phone?
Me: Sure. Did you want the margin to be bigger or smaller?
Client: Can you increase it about by 50%?
Me: Sure. How’s that?
Client: No, that’s not right. It’s too much. Can you decrease it slightly?
Me: Sure. How’s that for you?
Client: Sorry, it’s still not quite right.
After ten minutes of "a little more" and "a little less," the client tells me it’s spot on.
After they hang up, I realized that I had made a mistake. I had been viewing my local copy of the site, and they had been viewing the live version. I never once uploaded the changed file.
I love this so much
We are also one of three nations without paid maternity leave, and the only developed (“first world”) country without maternity leave.
We are the only Western country without universal healthcare.
It costs more to have a child in the US than in any other country.
In many countries you don’t have to pay for college, and if students do pay, it’s nowhere near the amounts that the US students pay.
I could continue, but I think I’ve made my point.
OH MY GOD
The new harry potter movie looks great
YES IVE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS GIF
But.. that’s my life..
World History in a nutshell.
This is literally the best fucking metaphor for World History and you cannot tell me otherwise.
Except no, this is totally WRONG.
The Air Nomads are based on Tibetian monks, as well as other cultures with concepts of Buddhism. This is reflected in the practice of shaving their heads, meditation, and vegetarianism. Aang’s clothes are very similar to that of the Shaolin monks. Even the location and architecture of the air temples resembles those found in Tibet.
The Fire Nation is inspired by the government and politics of Imperialist and Maoist China (as well as Imperial Japan). There was a little thing called Free Tibet a few years back which was quite in vogue with you psuedo-social-justice types. Do you remember what that was about? In 1951, China invaded Tibet and claimed sovereignty over them. As with most wars, depending on whose views you share, stories can differ. The Chinese (*cough*fire nation*cough*) claim to have reduced taxes, unemployment and built schools. However they achieved this through extortion, torture, murder, and oppression of the Tibetan culture. Thus, Avatar’s Hundred Year War.
The Water tribes are based on Inuit people. This one is really obvious. They share the same visual coding of colour, use furs in the clothing, live in polar regions in igloos and yurts, and rely on fishing as their primary food source.
The Earth Kingdom is a mixing pot of various Asiatic cultures including China, India, Korea, Thailand and Japan. Each city/town will reflect some of these more strongly than the others.
If you agree with the labelling in the above gifset, you’ve either completely missed the point of Avatar, or just don’t give a fuck about actual World History or anything outside of what’s popular with tumblr “social justice”. You all harp on about needing more representation in the media but as soon as you’re given something as beautiful as Avatar, with a huge diversity of non-Eurocentric cultures, you completely misconstrue it. What you’ve done is erased the importance of all these individual (and indigenous) cultures, and replaced it with your own (anti-white) political agenda.
(And honestly, who uses umbrella labels like “asians” and “white people”. That’s ignorant and racist as fuck)
Bless Tumblr user barrelsofdwarrows for the above and for calling people out on their narrow-minded bullshit.
That was excellent.
why are men so weird everywhere always (x)
i just imagined this and cannot stop laughing
Is IKEA even real
But… what happened?
Cats were released into the store and had a great time exploring.
A couple of them got into places they shouldn’t have but all were successfully herded and returned to their owners.
they did that to film a beautiful ad
It’s so weird how conservatives say that feminists are just playing the victim and then they turn around and say they’re being oppressed because they have to treat LGBTQ+ people like human beings
so I’ve noticed a lot of people are freaking out about the simultaneous end of DR, snk, and Free! all at once to the point where I’ve never seen so many existential crises on Tumblr at one time
"what do I do with my life now?" u ask. well, u can always devote ur life and soul to Umineko
Umineko is one of those things that literally everyone should at least TRY reading if u have any inclination at all to things involving murder, romance, gore, mystery, humor, etc. so here, I’m even going to tell u how to get the VNs:
- they can be bought over HERE. they’re really not that expensive! the English patch found HERE, as the PS3 patches (for the fancy art and graphics and stuff) HERE and HERE are completely free!
- but, those of u who don’t have the money to spare can download them HERE and HERE for free (if u wind up liking them, try contributing some money though!)
- all other links you can find HERE, at nitsu’s big masterpost of Umineko resources!
I’m 100% serious when I say getting into Umineko was one of the best decisions I ever made. the fandom is relatively small on Tumblr currently, but it’s a friendly fandom overall! please consider sharing this around if ur looking for a new series to get interested into!
(also don’t go looking for Umineko spoilers as opposed to just reading the VNs because there’s actually a lot of fake, unconfirmed theories out there that somehow gained popularity and are NOT the true answer to the VNs. not to mention by just trying to look things up u will be 1000000% more confused and won’t even get the full experience of all the beautiful prose and art and music!)
THAT THEY’RE NOT TRYING
BECAUSE HOW THE FUCK WOULD YOU KNOW IF THEY’RE TRYING OR NOT
JUST BECAUSE IT DOESN’T LIVE UP TO YOUR STANDARDS DOESN’T MEAN THEY’RE NOT TRYING
Berezowski gifs incoming. Have this for now.
the question that keeps me up at night
I’m doing a persuasive speech and this would really help me out.
If you think animals should be adopted from shelters, reblog.
If you think animals should be bought from pet stores, like.